Monthly Archives: January 2019

KaldrSaga: the secret lives of gods and heroes in Cardiac’s genial storytelling pub show. A review

By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca “Tell me a story” (preferably “funny but dark”). And make it snappy. Hey, what are friends for? In KaldrSaga: A Queer Tavern Drama For A Midwinter’s Night, Harley Morison’s free-wheeling new pub show for Cardiac Theatre, … Continue reading

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Minerva, Queen of the Handcuffs: a woman trapped in a man’s world

By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca “In life you feel you’re trapped in a situation and there’s no out, no gap, no light. Everyone can relate to that feeling of being stuck, in some way…. There’s a real-ness to that.”  — Miranda … Continue reading

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Hoist a pint, tell a tale: Cardiac Theatre’s KaldrSaga at The Almanac

By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca In the dead of winter in dark northern cities, humans put on their boots and gravitate to pubs. There they congregate, hoist beer, and tell tales.  That time-honoured oral tradition is honoured in the play/ storytelling … Continue reading

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The Malachite Macbeth haunts a church: a review

By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca In this the mournful post-festive season, there is something more than a little unnerving about entering a vaulted dimly lit chamber, to the wail of a single violin. The shadows of a pale, spectral giant tree … Continue reading

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They rise again: The Malachites are back with Macbeth

By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca “When shall we three meet again/ In thunder, lightning, or in rain?” chant the Witches in the opening moment of Shakespeare’s fleet, dark, violent Macbeth.  Or in snow? Yes, Malachite Theatre, a London/Canada collective whose mission … Continue reading

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